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Best Backpacks for School from HP

Best Backpacks for School from HP

Kirstyn Amanda
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A backpack is one of the most essential school accessories. It provides a convenient, secure, and practical way for students to transport their belongings to and from school. Beyond its functionality, a good school bag should exude comfort and express your style while withstanding daily use.
Backpacks are available in various colors, sizes, and designs to cater to diverse tastes and preferences. In this guide, we will explore the key factors to consider when choosing a backpack for school and present a compilation of the best backpacks for school from HP.
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How to choose the best backpack for school

When shopping for school bags, you should consider the following factors.
Size and capacity
A heavy backpack often causes students to develop shoulder strains, back pain, and poor posture as it fails to distribute weight evenly across the body. Thus, a school bag should strike the right balance between spaciousness and portability.
College students with more items may opt for larger backpacks with higher carrying capacity, while high school students can benefit from medium-sized school bags. Grade school students should opt for smaller backpacks to avoid straining their small frames.
A backpack should be comfortable to wear even when fully loaded. If you spend long hours with a packed bag in transit to and from school, we recommend you opt for a backpack with padded and adjustable shoulder straps and padded back panels to reduce strain and discomfort.
Choose backpacks made of high-quality materials, such as nylon or polyester, that can withstand the wear and tear of daily use. Ensure that the zippers are sturdy and the stitching is well reinforced. Additionally, water-resistant materials are advantageous for students who carry water.
Organization and compartments
A backpack with multiple compartments makes organizing and accessing items easy for students. Look for backpacks with multiple compartments and double zippers for easier access to your belongings. A dedicated laptop compartment and a side pocket for a water bottle are also excellent additions.
A backpack typically lasts for an entire school year. Choose a design that reflects your personality and taste. Trendy and flashy backpacks suit students with a penchant for fashion, while more reserved students may prefer bags with darker colors and minimalist designs. Cartoon-themed backpacks are perfect for grade school students.
Parents of grade school students should consider backpacks with reflective strips or patches to enhance visibility and minimize the risk of accidents during school commutes. High schoolers can benefit from bags with hidden pockets to safeguard their belongings.
College students with credit cards should opt for backpacks with RFID shielding technology to protect against accidental payments and intentional skimming.

Top backpacks for school from HP

HP Campus Backpacks

First up is our HP Campus backpack series, which is a perfect blend of style, quality, and functionality while maintaining affordability. It has a 17L capacity, ample space for students to store their school essential items.
Our team has crafted this school backpack using 50% post-consumer recycled plastic materials, making it one of the best eco-friendly backpacks for school. The HP Campus backpack is available in three variations: blue, green, and lavender.
Technical details
  • 17L capacity
  • 15.6” laptop pouch
  • Padded shoulder straps and back panel
  • Polyethylene foam padding material
  • Double coil lockable zipper
  • 11.61” x 7.28” x 17.13” dimensions
  • Trolley pass-through
HP Campus Blue Backpack
We’ve designed the blue HP Campus backpack with multiple compartments to allow students to organize and gain quick access to their items effortlessly. It has a dedicated, secure, padded laptop compartment that fits most 15.6-inch diagonal laptops.
We’ve also fitted it with two quick accessory pockets that students can use to store personal items such as school IDs, phones, and wallets within reach.
HP Campus Green Backpack
Our HP Campus Green backpack is built to keep your valuable items safe. Our team has designed it with a double coil lockable zipper, which is handy for students who have to navigate crowded places.
The puncture-proof zippers also further fortify the backpack against tampering attempts. In addition to the rain hood, we’ve designed this backpack using rain-repellent materials that protect your electronics and books from water damage.
HP Campus Lavender Backpack
In our commitment to students’ well-being, the HP Campus Lavender backpack offers padded shoulder straps, padded back panels, and air mesh panels to reduce shoulder and back strain in students even when carrying fully loaded bags.

HP Campus XL Backpacks

If you're in need of extra storage space without compromising on the quality and features that the HP Campus backpack provides, look no further than the HP Campus XL backpack.
We’ve designed this backpack with a generous 20L capacity to cater to students who need more room to efficiently pack and organize extra items for school, such as a change of clothes, sports gear, and a camera. Our HP Campus XL backpack has three stylish variations: tie-dye, marble, and tartan plaid.
Technical details
  • 20L capacity
  • 16” laptop pouch
  • Double coil lockable zipper
  • Padded shoulder straps and back panel
  • Polyethylene foam padding material
  • 12” x 6.5” x 16.93” dimensions
  • Trolley pass-through
HP Campus XL Tie Dye Backpack
The HP Campus XL Tie Dye backpack weighs just 1.37 lbs, making it suitable for high school and college students. Its lightweight build and 20L capacity make it one of the best large backpacks for school available on the market.
We’ve fitted it with multiple compartments to ensure that your items are organized and easily accessible. For convenience, we’ve included a quick-access accessory pocket, an internal pencil pouch, and dual-side water bottle pockets in this backpack.
HP Campus XL Marble Stone Backpack
At HP, we remain committed to positively impacting the environment. That's why our team has crafted the HP Campus XL Marble Stone backpack using 50% post-consumer recycled plastics. This backpack's durable low-density polyethylene material is also derived from 100% recycled plastic. We’ve made even the hanger tag from 100% recycled paper stock.
HP Campus XL Tartan Plaid Backpack
We’ve thoughtfully designed our HP Campus XL Tartan Plaid backpack for comfort and convenience during transit to and from school. We’ve equipped it with padded shoulder straps to reduce discomfort for students carrying heavily loaded bags.
We’ve also added a sternum strap to enhance its stability. A bag with a sternum strap is suitable for students who carry heavily loaded bags as it helps to distribute the weight across the body, thus reducing back strains.

HP Renew Backpack

Our compact and stylish HP Renew backpack is one of the best backpacks for school. We understand the importance of seamless travel. That's why we've fitted our backpack with adjustable padded straps that you can modify to fit your body size. We’ve also equipped it with a reliable trolley strap. Simply attach it to your rolling suitcase during school field trips and family vacations.
Technical details
  • 15.6” laptop pouch
  • 11.61” x 3.94” x 17.13” dimensions
  • Padded shoulder straps and back panel
  • Trolley strap

HP Prelude Pro Backpack

The HP Prelude Pro backpack provides the perfect fusion of style and durability. Our team has designed this backpack with a solid commitment to sustainability by using 95% recycled external fabric coverage.
To further enhance its functionality, we've finished it with a water-resistant coated fabric to ensure that students can confidently brave light showers without worrying about their items getting damaged.
Technical details
  • 15.6” laptop pouch
  • Padded shoulder straps and back panel
  • Lockable zippers
  • 16.75” x 5” x 12.5” dimensions

HP Renew Business Backpack

Our last pick is the HP Renew Business Backpack. Our dedicated team of experts has crafted this backpack with innovative security features to keep your belongings safe and secure. One of these features is the RFID pocket that we’ve built to protect your sensitive personal information.
This pocket acts as a protective shield against unauthorized or accidental scanning of credit cards and school passes. Another feature is the double coil lockable zippers that provide extra protection to deter potential theft.
To address the common concern of misplacing your backpack, we've taken it further to equip our HP Renew Business Backpack with a Bluetooth tracker pocket. This pocket allows you to host a tracking device linked to your smartphone that you can use to keep yourself informed about the whereabouts of your backpack at all times.
Technical details
  • 17.3” laptop pouch
  • Padded shoulder straps and back panel
  • Double coil lockable zippers
  • 12.6” x 5.5” x 18.5” dimensions
  • Trolley pass-through


Our expert team has crafted these eco-friendly HP school backpacks with students' comfort, security, and convenience in mind. Whether you are searching for a backpack for grade school, high school, or college students, we offer a wide range of options to cater to everyone's needs.

About the Author

Kirstyn Amanda is a contributing writer for HP Tech Takes. She has a background in tech and a keen interest in emerging trends in the tech industry.

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